CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — A second-half lapse undid Hawaii.
The Rainbow Warriors were tied at 14 at halftime Saturday against Oregon State but went on to fall to the Beavers 33-14. It was much the same as the week before in the opener, when Hawaii hung tough with USC until late in the second quarter before losing 30-13.
"The game doesn't last a half," coach Norm Chow said. "It lasts four quarters and you've got to stay with it."
Chow was adamant about job security for his quarterback, Taylor Graham, who completed 10 of 20 passes for 95 yards and a touchdown.
"It was disappointing and he knows that," the coach said.
On the other side, Sean Mannion threw for 372 yards and four touchdowns for Oregon State (1-1), which was determined to rebound from a stunning season-opening loss to lower-division Eastern Washington.
Brandin Cooks had seven catches for 92 yards and two scores for the Beavers, who had 508 yards of total offense while Hawaii had just 239.
The Rainbow Warriors evened it at 14 in the second quarter before Oregon State went ahead in the second half on Mannion's two 8-yard TD passes to Cooks.
The Beavers scored on their first drive, a 3-yard pass from Mannion to Kellen Clute. The play was set up when Mannion tossed to Storm Woods who broke downfield for a 48-yard reception.
The Rainbow Warriors were hurt on the ensuing kickoff when senior linebacker Brenden Daley was injured in a collision and was taken from the field by ambulance. Daley was taken to the hospital with a concussion.
In the opener against USC, Daley led Hawaii with 10 tackles, including four for loss, a sack and a forced fumble.
The Beavers went up 14-0 after Mannion found Richard Mullaney with a 19-yard touchdown pass early in the second quarter.